Facebook marks we even if you're not a user, and we can't unequivocally do anything about it

We’ve talked about a fact that Facebook is tracking everybody online — even people who select not to open a Facebook comment — prolonged before a Cambridge Analytica revelations came to light. But now that Mark Zuckerberg had to face Congress twice in as many days, we know for a fact that Facebook is indeed doing it. The good news is that, well, we know Facebook is doing it, that means regulators might find ways to stop a practice. But a bad news is that we can’t unequivocally do anything about it for a time being, and Facebook doesn’t devise to offer non-users entrance to a information about them that a use collects.

Zuckerberg told U.S. Representative Ben Luján on Wednesday that Facebook collects “data of people who have not sealed adult for Facebook” for confidence reasons. However, he never explained what these reasons are, nor did he explain what Facebook is doing with a information it gathers, aside from regulating it for security purposes.

“This kind of information collection is elemental to how a internet works,” Facebook told Reuters in a statement. Facebook uses cookies to collect non-users data, though people can’t unequivocally opt out.

“There are simple things we can do to extent a use of this information for advertising, like regulating browser or device settings to undo cookies,” Facebook pronounced when asked if users could opt out. “This would request to other services over Facebook because, as mentioned, it is customary to how a internet works.”

That is true, though you’d have to rinse and repeat that operation over and over. Also, that doesn’t extent Facebook’s ability to collect information on you, and it doesn’t let we undo any of a info a association has on you.

Facebook pronounced it uses browsing information to emanate analytics reports about trade to a site, and that it doesn’t use a information to aim ads, aside from a ones mouth-watering we to join a amicable network. Facebook also gets information about non-users when users upload hit information. Facebook pronounced it doesn’t mix cookie information with information from uploaded contacts.

Lawmakers, including Representative Luján, wish Facebook to build a apparatus that would concede non-users to find out what a association knows about them. For a time being, however, Facebook has no skeleton to emanate such a tool, Reuters said.

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